10 Ways to Get Along Better with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere .

By Arnold Sanow

It’s not just what is said that is important, it’s what’s not said that derails relationships. Say what’s on your mind. People aren’t mind readers. Before you walk a mile in my shoes, you need to take off yours first. Everyone see things through different lenses. We all came from different backgrounds. Our “rules” are based on what we

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The Servant Leader

By Janice Fortman

Are you a Servant Leader?  Do you want to be considered a Servant Leader? What is a Servant Leader? A Servant Leader is a person who has a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. The servant-leader is servant first.  According to Robert Greenleaf of the Center fo

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10 Ways to Manage Stress When You Visit Your Mom or Adult Daughter

By Janice Fortman

Visualize a relaxing scene when you visitBe well rested before your visitPlan the subject of your conversation beforehandSet a realistic goal for the visitBe well rested before you visitGive and receive a hugWalk away from unnecessary conflictConfront your feelingsBelieve in the power of forgivenessCount your blessings

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Become A Visionary Leader

By Janice Fortman

A visionary can be a person with a vivid imagination. They are usually open minded and have a positive attitude. They are creative, innovative, futuristic, transformational, empowering, and can motivate and inspire.They usually think outside of the box and are not afraid of change. They can come from all walks of life, all races, all ages and either both male and female . Artists, engineers,

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It's All About The Way You Communicate

By Janice Fortman

Have you had a conversation with someone personally or professionally and they misunderstood what you meant? Your verbal communication and your non-verbal communication may not match. The belief is that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken. People watch your face when you are speaking and take cues about how they sho

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Declan Kisses

By Patti Vasquez

Someone asked me once “What is it like raising a special needs child like Declan?”No one had ever asked me such a direct question about my little boy who was born with a tiny piece of his brain missing. He cannot speak, is physically challenged, intellectually delayed and he will never live independently.Without hesitation, as though I had been waiting for someone to ask me a q

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How Career Change After 40 Brought Me To Costa Rica

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How my husband and I picked Costa Rica for our post-corporate life is a question we get a lot.There are very practical reasons that I have already explained in past blog posts, including why Costa Rica is a good real estate investment, why Costa Rica is good for our gig-based new retirement, and why we love coming to Costa Rica.Costa Rica also builds on key elements we had a

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WANT MAXIMUM RESULTS? GET TO KNOW REALLY KNOW YOUR SALES FORCE

By Theresa Gale

Imagine keeping your sales forceeach and every individualmotivated and performing at peak performance. Sound too good to be true?According to Theresa Gale and Mary Anne Wampler, authors of WAKE UP AND SELL, and founders of Transform, Inc., a specialized training and consulting firm based in Laurel, Maryland, this fantasy can become realityright now. They firmly believe that understa

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4 Money-Saving Travel Tips You Should Know

By Justin Sperling

Tip 1: How To Save On Baggage FeesWith the cost of travel ever-increasing, it's a good idea to take a carry-on and pack light. But packing light enough to fit everything in a carry-on is no easy task; and when checking baggage staying under that 50 pound limit can sometimes seem impossible.Here are nine easy ways to help keep your luggage as light as possible:(1) Call ahead. Check to s

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Pitting Herself Against Adversity

By Lauren D Pitts

Life is going to happen to each of us, however, it has been said, "it isn't what happens to us in life that dictates our success or failure, it is our response to it". This article discusses my decisions to pit myself against adversity and use it as a stepping stone rather than give up on myself, hopes, goals, dreams and aspirations. It is my life's journey in pursuit of greatnes

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